1.1 million dollars for the "Electronic Government"
IA "Jahon" - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has invested in the project for technical support of e-government implementation in Uzbekistan 1.1 million dollars, according to www.norma.uz.
In November 2012, between the Government of the country and ADB was signed the Memorandum on cooperation in the implementation of e-government. For this project were developed and implemented the necessary legal framework and program for its implementation.
In addition, the Foundation E-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund of the Republic of Korea has allocated an additional 400 thousand dollars for the project.
An eight-year action plan for the implementation of e-government was also approved. By the end of this year on a single portal of interactive government services it is planned to introduce 80 additional online services, including for entrepreneurs.
In addition, a review of business processes has been initiated; was formed a working group on the development of online services for the further implementation of them on the Portal.
Uzbekistan on the Singapore tourism fair NATAS HOLIDAYS 2014
IA "Jahon", Singapore - In Singapore from 29 to 31 August of the current year has passed one of the largest international tourism fairs in the region of South-East Asia NATASHOLIDAYS 2014. It was organized by the National Association of Travel Agencies of Singapore.
The fair was attended by national tourist agencies and tour companies from more than 50 countries, as well there became guests more than 60 thousands of Singaporeans and visitors.
The leading travel agencies in Singapore Dynasty Travel, Universal Travel, AX Exotic Travels and others organized colorful illustrated stands to visualize information about the tourist attractions of Uzbekistan.
On the international show was also presented stand of NAC "Uzbekistan Airways" in which the guests were clearly demonstrated an extensive network of air travel and modern fleet of aircraft, as well as the transit potential of the airline.
In general, carrying out of presentation aroused great interest among the visitors of the international fair. According to their results, the participants were distributed informational materials and memorable souvenirs.
Tashkent Open 2014 has started
IA "Jahon" - In the capital the International Women's Tennis Tournament WTA Tashkent Open 2014 was launched.
According to the official website of the competition www.tashkentopen.uz, this year's prize money increased to $ 250 thousands.
Note that the winners in the doubles final and singles will be announced on September 13.
Political parties - in process of modernization of state and society.
An international round table on the topic: “Political parties and elections: international practice and experience of Uzbekistan” was held in Tashkent. The event was organized by the Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society and the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The forum brought together scientists and experts from France, Germany, the United States, the Republic of Korea, representatives of the OSCE, UNESCO, the National Democratic Institute (USA), the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Germany), along with deputies of the Legislative Chamber of Uzbekistan’s Oliy Majlis, members of the Central Election Commission, representatives of research and education institutions, political parties, public organizations and others.
Some foreign participants of the roundtable were interviewed by correspondent of IA "Jahon".
Erica Breth, director of America’s National Democratic Institute office in Uzbekistan:
- Each nation has its own traditions and peculiarities, which form the basis of its political system. Uzbekistan has its own experience of democracy building. In my opinion, the main thing is to observe the order and the preservation of stability that demonstrates your country.
Making the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan status of a permanent, independent constitutional body will further strengthen the independence of the Central Executive Committee and ensuring holding of elections, without the intervention of any other public authorities.
It should be emphasized that there is significantly increased socio-political activity of parties and healthy inter-party competition in the country.
Emmanuel Dupuy, President of the Institute for Prospective and Security Studies in Europe (France):
- Efforts applied in your country to improve political culture of the electorate, level of public awareness about the campaign and electoral legislation, strengthening the role of public institutions in education are important elements of democratic development.
Current event provided an opportunity to delve deeper into the political processes taking place in Uzbekistan, to get acquainted with foreign experience to improve the electoral system, political parties participating in the elections, use of modern information and communication technologies in the course of the campaign.
Professor Jun Young Choi of the department of political science and international relations at the Inha University of the Republic of Korea
- First of all, I want to highlight the importance of the recent changes and additions made to the electoral legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which are aimed to create equal conditions for candidates, political parties during the election campaign and ensure truly democratic, open, free and transparent elections.
Address by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan H.E. Mr.Islam Karimov at the Opening Ceremony